Pioneering a country-wide health campaign: HYDRO Systems awarded the “Healthy Companies” distinction

From left to right Thomas Besch (Managing Director), Peter Prinz (Managing Director, Speaker of the Executive Board) and Barbara Huttegger (Shareholder and Managing Director) are thrilled about the distinction presented by Steffen Kling and Katja Weigand (both from IFU Institite). The company’s workplace health promotion campaign was represented by Beate I. Höge and Christine Striegel. Biberach Mayor Daniela Paletta was among the first to congratulate.

More than a million employees in Germany are already benefiting of workplace health promotion campaigns. It is an encouraging sign, especially in light of the rapidly increasing demand for skilled personnel and an aging workforce. Companies have realized that it’s not only their appeal as an employer, but also their competitiveness that improves when the wellbeing of their workforce is improved sustainably and typical work-related ailments are prevented effectively.

HYDRO Systems has been operating a workplace health management campaign for almost two years and has now received accolades for its initiative. The IFU Institute for Corporate Values awarded it the “Silver - Healthy Companies 2017” distinction. Katja Weigand and Steffen Kling, both from the IFU Institute awarding the distinction, are impressed by how fast HYRDRO Systems was able to organize and establish a workplace health management campaign. The diversity of initiatives was described as unique. Barbara Huttegger, Shareholder and Managing Director of HYDRO Systems, was surprised and visibly proud when learning about the distinction being awarded to her company. “The distinction is a strong impetus for us to further develop our campaign”, Huttegger says. Healthy employees are the cornerstone for the commercial success of any company, the entrepreneur expands.

On June 6, fifteen of the distinguished companies will be awarded the national distinction “Germany’s most active companies 2017” by the Federal Minister for the Economy Brigitte Zypries as part of the “Healthy Companies” campaign. Large corporations such as Rewe or Fresenius SE as well as SME and public institutions are among the companies receiving the distinction in previous years.

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